In full swing enjoying themselves are thousands of people in Putnam County, West Virginia and Lawrence County Ohio! Big hits this year that may not be part of the fair line up you remember as a kid, include a Kid's Circus, Karaoke, and ATV Motocross.
Across the country, "the old county fair ain't what she used to be!"
You'll find fairs trying something new to get those people through the gates and keep them their all day!
Lou Anne Capper, Lawrence County Fair Board says, “You have to evolve with the times and stay with it to have the people interested.
"The entertainment, we've got the greatest country singer we've had in years, with Tracey Bird coming this week. We have an escape artist, we've never had anything like that before. You don't have the people here you're not going to be able to support it next year."
"New for this year, the winner's going to decorate their camp sites....."
Debbie Carpenter 4-H Lawrence County Fair, "They are just so multi-tasking! Us older folks can't hardly keep up! We've got to have so many things for them to do to get their attentions! They’re used to talking on telephones, text messaging, being on the Internet all at the same time."
Another example of how fairs are changing is only a mouse click away!
You can check out Putnam County Fair's line up on line! In fact, the fair has it's own website!